About this site


The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

2014 figures

Barnsley District Scouts comprises of 1100+ Scouts spread throughout the Barnsley Area. We have 15 groups and units stretching from Penistone across to Goldthorpe and Hoyland up to Royston. If you live in Barnsley you will live within 5 minutes of your local scout group and every night of the week at least 200 young people will be enjoying what scouting has to offer them.

Think you know Scouting? Think again.

If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles, then take a look at our video – you might just change your mind. With over 200 activities on offer and half a million members (including 60,000 girls) Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people and adult volunteers.